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New York Times, Saturday, May 24, 2014

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Wentz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
Much of the time, a themeless might start with a single seed entry that the rest of the puzzle is built around. With this one, my goal ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, I love seeing Peter Wentz's name on a crossword byline. He has a great sense for what's colorful in a grid — a difficult concept ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Wentz is, by far, the scrabbliest NYT constructor.

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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 23,573 )
Across
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Talk, talk, talk : RAMBLEON
9
Give stories : LIETO
14
Basis of comparison : ANALOGUE
15
National tree of India : BANYAN
16
"Good going!" : NICEWORK
17
Words before many a commercial : UPNEXT
18
Singer who wrote : ISAAC
19
Battle of Albert setting, 1914 : SOMME
21
United hub, briefly : SFO
22
Traditional Christmas gift for a child : NEWTOY
24
Accent reduction may be a subj. in it : ESL
25
Italian title : FRA
26
Unwelcome closet discovery : MOTHS
29
Their sizes are measured in cups : BRAS
30
1967 album that included "I Can See for Miles" : THEWHOSELLOUT
34
Fiddled : NOODLEDAROUND
35
"A Study in the Word" host : JIMMYSWAGGART
36
Make a comeback? : ECHO
37
Old cinema : ODEON
38
Round stopper, for short : TKO
39
Merrie Melodies sheepdog : SAM
41
Schoolmarmish sound : TSKTSK
46
___ Brum (car accessory) : SNO
47
Having depth : CUBIC
50
Recipient of much 2010s humanitarian aid : HAITI
51
Giant in test prep : KAPLAN
53
Succeeded : GOTAHEAD
55
"Er ... uh ..." : IMEANT
56
Boss : OVERLORD
57
Largest minority in Croatia : SERBS
58
"Sounds about right" : RECKONSO
Down
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Took downtown : RANIN
2
Jägermeister ingredient : ANISE
3
Talking pet : MACAW
4
Complain : BLEAT
5
Pie-in-the-face scenes, say : LOWCOMEDY
6
Sacred thing, to Ayn Rand : EGO
7
Sharing word : OURS
8
Indie rocker Case : NEKO
9
Flap of fashion : LAPEL
10
Pub : INN
11
Command to pay attention : EYESFRONT
12
It may include laundering : TAXFRAUD
13
Down, in a diner : ONTOAST
15
They're often seeking change : BUMS
20
Text, e.g. : MESSAGE
23
Loud complaints : YOWLS
27
Life starts in it : THEWOMB
28
Certain beach phony : HODAD
29
Obscure : BLUR
30
"The King's Speech" director : TOMHOOPER
31
Horace man? : HOMO
32
Field fungus : ERGOT
33
Subprime mortgagee, to detractors : LOANSHARK
34
Handle : NICKNAME
35
Kawasaki products : JETSKIS
39
Doctor's orders : SCANS
40
Dahlia in Wodehouse novels, e.g. : AUNT
42
Surrealist known for self-portraits : KAHLO
43
Like many ribbons : TIEON
44
All-___ : STARS
45
Bud : KIDDO
48
One who has a hunch : IGOR
49
Mooring spot : COVE
52
Media ___ : LAB
54
Classic Bogart role, in slang : TEC

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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